If you are moving toward authentic vocabulary assessment, this resource may help! This vocabulary unit is built on the central text, "In the 'Land of the Free,' Are You Free to Sit Out the National Anthem?" (Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times). The text is a Kelly Gallagher Article of the Week. The unit contains a vocabulary list of fifteen words, a sample learning exercise (Contextual Writing), an assessment, and an assessment key.